This chapter applies basic precepts of network theory to leader-member relationships and leadership exchanges that are embedded in broader social networks. The network concepts include relational attributes such as friendship, advice, or trust that may compose a relationship; formation and effects of triads and other subgroupings; patterns of relationship-building within and beyond the group or team, and centrality in the network. Each network concept is integrated with LMX theory to produce propositions about network structures including leader-member relationships. Finally, complementary effects of interpersonal relations, network structures, and LMX relationships on team process effectiveness are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Sharing network leadership|
|Editors||George B. Graen, Joni A. Graen|
|Place of Publication||Greenwich, CT|
|Publisher||Information Age Publishing|
|Number of pages||31|
|ISBN (Print)||9781593115296, 9781593115302|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|